Igniting Young Minds: Swami Vivekananda’s success Mantras for youth!

June 19, 2012 Author: admin

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My Faith is in the Younger Generation, the Modern Generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like Lions.

Swami Vivekananda expressed this confidence in the youth of this country exactly 50 years before the end of Colonial Rule while speaking to a mammoth gathering of youngsters in Madras. Swami ji himself was the embodiment of youth, dynamism and vibrancy. The life and ideals of Swami ji are the greatest inspiration for the youth of our nation. In a short life of 39 years, 5 months and 22 days, this great man conquered the entire world with his message. Many great personalities both in India and across the world became deeply inspired by Swami ji.

The writings of Swami ji can ignite the minds of the reader. Someone rightly pointed out that if you are lying down and reading Swami ji’s work you will instantly sit upright. If you are sitting and reading his writings then you will stand up and if you read him standing, you will at once set out towards your mission. This is nothing but the influence of Swami Vivekananda’s lively message. Anybody who has come into either direct or indirect contact has witnessed an ocean of change in his or her life. Today, the youth of this country faces various challenges and I am certain that the message of Swami Vivekananda has the power to wonderfully guide them into the future.

PURPOSE OF LIFE 

Swami ji always held that the real birth of the individual takes place when the purpose of his life germinates. He believed that he who does not have a purpose is nothing but a walking-talking corpse. Till the purpose is not recognized, life is absolutely useless.

Our youngsters should decide what they want to do in this life. Right from our childhood, we are constantly chained by the thought of careers, or what we want to be and in that process forget some of the finer aspects that life has to offer. It is extremely important not to decide the purpose of life with the narrow objective to be something or the other. Think of doing not becoming and in this process you will certainly become something. Once the purpose of life is clear, all actions of life become driven by that purpose.

SELF-CONFIDENCE 

A precursor to do anything in life is to have confidence in the self. Swami Vivekananda attached more importance to self-confidence than even faith in God! “He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself,” he famously stated. Unfortunately, we have limited ourselves without knowing our capabilities. Many times we feel that we can do ‘only this much’ despite being blessed with tremendous capabilities. If our youth is determined, there can be nothing impossible for them to achieve in the world! But, for this we must regain our self-confidence.

Swami ji always believed that everything that is happening around us be it small, big, positive or negative gives us the opportunity to manifest the potential within.

DEDICATION 

For any endeavor to attain the pinnacle of success, dedication to the cause is absolutely essential. Swami Vivekananda once said, “To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean’, says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up’. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.” Another quality that Swami Vivekananda spoke of was patience. He said, Be like the pearl oyster. There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svâti is in the ascendant, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl. The oysters know this, so they come to the surface when that star shines, and wait to catch the precious raindrop. When a drop falls into them, quickly the oysters close their shells and dive down to the bottom of the sea, there to patiently develop the drop into the pearl. We should be like that.” Very often, it so happens that we take on a task with immense enthusiasm but as time passes by, the same enthusiasm fizzles out. Pursuing a challenge with utmost dedication is indeed a road to success for our youth.

TEAMWORK 

This era belongs to organization and teamwork. Be it any sector from science, technology to business, teamwork constitutes a major cornerstone to attaining the desired results. When he was in USA, Swami Vivekananda was greatly impressed by the spirit of teamwork there and he thought of the need to re-vitalize this spirit of teamwork in India. Leading by example, he founded the Ramakrishna Mission and organized Sanyasis to work towards nation building.

Friends, if the present youth walks on the hallow path of Swami ji’s ideals and beliefs it will merely be a matter of time before India adorns the mantle as the leader of the World. In any case, we are the most youthful nation in the world but simply that is not enough. It is necessary to arm our youth with the relevant knowledge and skill that will convert this mammoth potential to desired results.

India is celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary and Gujarat is commemorating the entire year as ‘Yuva Shakti Varsh’. It is indeed high time that we resolve to follow these ideals of Swami Vivekananda and take this youthful nation to greater heights as the leader of the world.

 

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Aakash Pokharkar
I THINK THERE SHOULD BE GUEST LECTURES IN A WEEK IN EVERY SCHOOL OF INDIA ABOUT SWAMI VIVEKANADA'S THOUGHTS.
Ashok Solanki
TODAY’S YOUNG GENERATION ACTUALLY NEEDS TO BE KNOWLEDGE WITH THE IDEAS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA.SO AS TO TRACK THEM BACK ON INDIAN CULTURE.
Isha Soni
TODAY'S YOUNG GENERATION ACTUALLY NEEDS TO BE KNOWLEDGE WITH THE IDEAS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA.SO AS TO TRACK THEM BACK ON INDIAN CULTURE.
Suraj Deshpande
This speech of Swami vivekand such a good inspiration...this can change the everyones Life...!
Bhavesh Jethava
ONE OF THE GREATEST SAINT OF INDIA WHO GIVE POWER TO YOUTH.SWAMI VIVEKANAND IS THE MOST POWERFUL SAINT OF HUMAN BEING............ JIVAN JIVVA NI JENE PRERNA AAPI TEVA MARA AADARSH SWAMI VIVEKANAND NE KOTI KOTI PRANAM...........
Adhish Shah
હુ એક ૧૭ વર્સનો જ હોવથિ મને ખબર ચ્હે કે અ ઉમ્મર મ ઘનો બધો સમય બગદિ જાય ચ્હે. પન સ્વામિ વિવેકાનન્દ ના વિચારો થિ સાચિ દિશા મલે ચ્હે. એક જાત નિ તાકાત મલે ચ્હે. હુ ખુશ ચ્હુ કે મને ગુજરાત નુ વાતાવરન્ મલ્યુ. સ્વામિ વિવેકાનન્દ ના વિચારો ને મરા સુધિ પહોચાદવા બદલ અભાર્.
Jignesh Solanki
This speech of Swami Vivekanand can change anybody's life and vision of life. I salute to Swami Vivekanand and Sri Narendra Modi that He declared this year as 'Youth Power Year' in Vivekanand Year.
Bhavin Jatakia
TIME TO MOVE FORWARD, SRI NARENDRA MODIJI AAP AAGE BADHO, PURA HINDUSTAN AAKPE SAATH HAI
Samir Vohra
You are my ICONIC PM. I see in you the power/will/valour to change this Bharat from nation full of corruption/evils to Ram Rajya. I aspire to walk on your foot steps. I wish I can speak to you LIVE
Krish Varma
Swami Vivekananda told Nivedita that his real work will begin after 150 years.. He meant his message will start spreading like wildfire after 150 years.. Now it's time and you, Narendra Modiji, destined to carry that prophesy.. Nothing can stop the awakening of Bharat Mata, that Vivekanada dreamt so passionately.. Jai Hind.
pg211183
I am also firm believer of Swami`s ideology. He has been an idol as well as inspiration for youth. I had a book on Swami ji in Hindi syllabus of 10th std. I read that book dozens times & could never get enough of it. Thanks for sharing for your ideas. I read your tweets on Swami ji regularly. Please keep posting them.
badlav
Beautifully explained.U R real doer.Indians have to understand their strength but it seems difficult at present. Country needs person like u who can change nation plight.But it seems very difficult due to illiteracy/poverty to enable common man to take right decision.Only God can do miracle. pray almighty to give wisdom to all to understand right person like u as it will in their interest so for the nation.
Nirmit Pathak
Having Goals are not important , even achieving them gives u only a sense of joy and accomplishment but the utility of karma goes beyond that one must see further beyond his time to make a difference /contributions
Chetan Ingole
Great minds of India Swami Vivekanandji had left so much for us youngsters to learn and prepare ourselves to excel the existing limits. I think this beautiful thinking of Swamiji which Mr. Modi had shared is one of his inspiration.
Mitesh Patel
Sir very true we want person like you as PM but may be you will not like it in case of teamwork what happened to Sanjay Joshi you should inform else it feels like you don't believe in teamwork ? You are best suited for Indain PM just try to clear our common people view please sir
therattlesnake2
Great lines by the Great man.If each of us follow his path,then India will be the NO.1 country in the world
M_Amrit
@narendramodi Sir, your article on Vivekananda's thoughts is the path shower of youth towards their goal. I'm highly inspired after reading this. The line "Think of doing something not of becoming and in this way you will certainly become something" will keep me motivated whole life. Thanks & Regards, Amrit Mayank Muzaffarpur, Bihar
BhadooSunil
Very inspiring not only to youth but to any one who wants to contribute towards nation building.
Amar Nayak
YUVA SHAKTI KE PRANETA..MAHAN VICHARAK -SWAMY VIVEKANANDJI NE KAHA HAI...YUVAVO KA AVHAN KIYA HAI ....UTHO-JAAGO OR TAB TAK MAT RUKO, JAB TAK LAKSHYA KO PAA NA LO...MODIJI AAPKE VICHAR OR VICHAR SHAKTI KO HUM NAMAN KARTE HAI...AAPNE BHI YUVAVO KA AVHAN KIYA HAI KI UTHO OR JAAVO TAKI HUM APNE JEEVAN KO SARTHAK BANAYE OR DESH KO BHI VISHVA MAI USKA UCHIT STHAN DILAYE...SWAMY VIVEKANAND JI KO HAMARA KOTI-KOTI NAMAN-OR..MODIJI KA DIL SE SHUKRIYA...JAI HIND JAI BHARAT VANDE MATRAM......